Huss and Dalton TD R Guitar Thermo-Cured Appalachian Red Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-9541
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Huss and Dalton TD R Thermo-Cured Appalachian Red Spruce and Indian Rosewood ID-9541
This Huss and Dalton dreadnought guitar features a Thermo-Cured (torrefied "cooked top") Appalachian Red Spruce over Indian Rosewood.
The topwood on this guitar is Thermo-Cured Appalachian Red Spruce, one of the most aggressive and powerful woods available. Red Spruce provides virtually unlimited headroom when driven hard, perfect for heavy handed bluegrass players who are competing with louder string band instruments such as banjos, fiddles, and mandolins.
Huss and Dalton's new Thermo-Cured Appalachian Red Spruce tops are treated with a unique curing process. The commercial version of this process, known as, “thermo curing”, “wood torrefaction” or “roasting”, was developed in Finland to enhance durability and appearance of other wood materials.
Torrefaction is a thermochemical treatment of biomass at 200 to 320 °C. It is carried out under atmospheric pressure and in the absence of oxygen, i.e. with no air. During the torrefaction process, the water contained in the biomass as well as superfluous volatiles are released, and the biopolymers (cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin) partly decompose, giving off various types of volatiles. The final product is the remaining solid, dry, blackened material which is referred to as “torrefied biomass” or “bio-coal”.
During the process, the biomass typically loses 20% of its mass (dry bone basis) and 10% of its heating value, with no appreciable change in volume. This energy (the volatiles) can be used as a heating fuel for the torrefaction process. After the biomass is torrefied it can be densified, usually into briquettes or pellets using conventional densification equipment, to increase its mass and energy density and to improve its hydrophobic properties. The final product may repel water and thus can be stored in moist air or rain without appreciable change in moisture content or heating value, unlike the original biomass from which it is made.
The internal Adirondack Braces are constructed with hot hide glue. Hide Glue sets up very hard, like glass, allowing more energy transfer through the bracing. Hide Glue adds a quick responsiveness across the spectrum. This type of glue was used on the pre-war vintage guitars we have all fallen in love with, but later phased out due to the amount of labor & time required to use it, (not to mention the mess it makes). The sonic benefits can't be ignored, adding not only responsiveness, but a new level of detail and clarity.
What we know...
The Huss and Dalton TDR's have an eminence richness, complexity, and boasts a very exuberant sound.
Why it matters...
Whether you are looking for a guitar with dry and woody tone or a guitar with very precise and sharp sound.. this guitar is able to bridge that gap. The best of both worlds!!
What to expect!
Tone and Tone for days. This paired with the signature Huss and Dalton sound, playability and Torrefied Top Wood makes for a lethal combonation. This guitar will shine in any setting.
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Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Top Wood: Thermo-Cured Appalachian Red Spruce
Back Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1 23/32"
Bracing: Adirondack with Hide Glue Top Bracing
Inlays: Long Snowflake
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 7/32"
Bridge: Ebony Belly Thru-Saddle
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Pickguard: Tortoise Style
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Inlay: Huss and Dalton
Frets To Body: 14
Case: Custom Huss and Dalton Hardshell Case Included